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Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Apr 17, 2001 2600
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The death of Joey Ramone and how it's still hard to hear his music on the radio, the new issue of 2600 is out with an interesting cover, the phone lines make mysterious noises, a new game entitled "Find The Operator" targets Priceline, Emmanuel tries to extend an "Off The Hook" winning streak of positive influence on world affairs by confronting the Pacifica crisis, the parallels to B92 in Yugoslavia as well as the differences, the need to establish dialogue, the hypocrisy...
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Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Apr 10, 2001 2600
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New windscreens arrive in the studio, Emmanuel relates an adventure he had in his neighborhood while spying on people, a parallel between this and the spy plane crisis in China, Emmanuel offers his own personal apology to China to help end the crisis and extends it to the entire world, a debate with Izaac ensues, an exercise in frustration involving CompUSA on the phone, the debate over electronic textbooks, a clarification on an unlimited Verizon calling plan, a Verizon three-way calling scam,...
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Apr 3, 2001 2600
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A review of the I-CON conference where "Freedom Downtime" was shown twice, "Freedom Downtime" is accepted at a film festival in Ohio, how the film should be released on DVD, the dean of the Stanford Law School, Kathleen Sullivan, joins the 2600 legal team and will argue the appeal on May 1, why the other side will have ten extra minutes, the conflict between artists and the RIAA, Emmanuel's feelings on the Eagles, some history of a similar conflict involving Frank Zappa in...
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Mar 27, 2001 2600
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Tickets are made available to HAL 2001, "Freedom Downtime" to be shown twice at I-CON, how to get copies of "Takedown" from overseas, the DeCSS reply brief is filed, May 1 is the date for the appeal, a new PBS program called "Cyberchase" is set to portray hackers in a negative light, Izaac gets into an argument with Australians on the region coding issue, ways to not get spied upon while using a computer, talk of people who sell software in plastic bags on street...
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Mar 20, 2001 2600
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Izaac starts to read an illegal number related to DeCSS, 26 other organizations join in the lawsuit against 2600 including the NFL and the NHL, more legal action in the recording industry, the Digital Agenda Act in Australia makes it possible to be fined for forwarding email without permission, a website gets charged thousands of dollars for increased traffic, a preview of HAL 2001, a busboy steals the identify of rich people, a lawsuit is filed by librarians against the Children's Internet...
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Mar 13, 2001 2600
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Emmanuel's first full show in a while, a farewell to Mir, how to view satellites in the sky, a tribute to some courageous people at WBAI, the latest chapter in the Pacifica controversy makes it to the floor of the House of Representatives in a speech by Rep. Major Owens, Rep. Rick Boucher criticizes the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Emmanuel reads a warning about Bill 602P which allegedly proposes to bill people for email delivery, the facts on this net legend, changes are in store for...
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Mar 6, 2001 2600
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Emmanuel is stuck on a train during the first part of the show and tells the Long Island Railroad horror story that put him there, mixed reviews of "The Lone Gunmen," Izaac talks about the latest FBI spy scandal, the comic strip "Boondocks" focuses on the DeCSS controversy, talk of a service called Aimster which bypasses some of the problems of Napster, a report of a credit card denying "parental advisory" CD sales to people under a certain age, Emmanuel finally...
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Feb 13, 2001 2600
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The show is given an additional hour at the last minute for fundraising, Emmanuel has a misadventure with a CD and a Mac, an excerpt from Steve Rambam's talk on privacy at H2K, a special offer of all 2600 back issues from 1984 on, an excerpt from the hacktivism panel at H2K featuring Reid Fleming, Oxblood, and Shapeshifter, some talk of Napster's future, Kevin Mitnick gives an update on his progress including his new radio show on KFI and his views on Napster, Emmanuel opens the phone lines to...
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Feb 6, 2001 2600
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Technology refuses to cooperate with the opening of the show, Emmanuel appeals to listeners to support the station in the upcoming fundraiser and gives certain scenarios that could unfold, lyrics of "The Internationale" carry special meaning, Bibleman is in the news, a scary bit of technology is employed for the Super Bowl where people's faces were compared with a central crime database as they passed through turnstiles, dramatically expanded security measures are put in place near...
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Jan 30, 2001 2600
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An amusing announcement reflecting the current chaos at WBAI, Emmanuel thanks the listeners for their courage and reflects on events of the past and how they relate to the current situation, what it's like to challenge authority, 2600 has yet to be sued in 2001, the value of freedom of speech and how this has influenced decisions, a "dark tale" from the world of commercial television, a gag rule is imposed at WBAI forbidding discussion of the problems at the station, why it's...
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Jan 23, 2001 2600
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A song about the phone company from 1915, Emmanuel explains the importance of covering the WBAI crisis, live coverage as events reach a boiling point when the Local Advisory Board tries to meet at the station and is refused entry, police enter the radio station, an informative article on the crisis in Time Magazine, an appeal for calm from Emmanuel, Leslie Cagan from the Pacifica National Board discusses the current situation, Emmanuel points out that nobody has been told not to discuss these...
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Jan 16, 2001 2600
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An international "zombie" conspiracy involving hackers is reported in the mass media loaded with inaccuracies, QVC threatens an amateur radio operator for using their letters in his call sign, police in Chicago regain the power of the "Red Squad," the absurdity of the Freedom of Information Act, new hard drives proposed to contain copy protection ability, more on DVD region codes, a local police department goes after a New Hampshire individual for putting up a satirical...
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Jan 9, 2001 2600
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A report on Saturday's demonstration outside WBAI and how it represented the station's diverse listenership, Alex reports on a similar gathering at the same time on Long Island, Juintz explains the process of Internet simulcasting, more media coverage of the station's problems, why this is more than an internal matter, Emmanuel bypasses region coding on a DVD player to see the European release of "Eyes Wide Shut," a story of a virtual massacre as characters in a game are wiped from...
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Jan 2, 2001 2600
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Emmanuel reports on the Chaos Communication Congress and the reaction there to "Freedom Downtime," the cultural differences between Europe and America with regard to censorship, police, and trains, Emmanuel and Autojack manage to get into the same restricted area as last year for the New Year's festivities in Times Square, a musical piece based on the DeCSS case is released by Autojack, WBAI producer Chet Jackson dies, an update on the crisis at WBAI, the WBAI website is erased by the...
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Dec 26, 2000 2600
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Emmanuel calls in from Berlin on the eve of the German premiere of "Freedom Downtime" at the Chaos Communication Congress, how the European train system puts America to shame, an overview of the differences in GSM service overseas, a copy protection scheme known as DFAST is introduced for digital cable, Australian authorities express doubt on region encoded DVDs, cultural differences between the United States and Denmark, Emmanuel visits a commune in Copenhagen known as Christiania,...
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Dec 19, 2000 2600
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A brand new Simplex lock comes to the station, the future of Low Power FM is crushed by the NAB and NPR, persistent questions as to why Viacom is allowed to have a low power FM station in New York, an adventure involving web filtering at EasyEverything and the unfairness of blocking 2600's site, unwitting people continue to blame 2600 for a computer virus, junk mail from NSI tries to get people to pre-register for new top level domains, British Telecom tries to sue ISPs who use hyperlinks, an...
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Dec 12, 2000 2600
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An analysis of the Iridium satellite controversy and the recent 250-1 odds given of someone being hit by one of them, an ominous piece of mail from the IRS, a call to Verizon's automated blocking service, a demonstration of completely automated 800 directory assistance, a Walmart critic wins a battle for an Internet site, problems viewing DVDs in other countries, why 2600 is blocked by certain web rating software, guidelines for law enforcement officials who need to seize computers, Emmanuel...
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Dec 5, 2000 2600
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A proposal for online voting in California, a major crisis envelopes WBAI as its general manager is fired by Pacifica and fears abound as to what will happen to the station as a result, Anthony Sloane gives an update on the situation and an upcoming demonstration, what listeners can do, an update on Amy Goodman's position in Pacifica, how corporations continue to threaten critical websites.
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Nov 28, 2000 2600
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The election insanity continues and has an unfortunate side effect, how television dictates the process, a possibility of an extra hour, how the election relates to technology, another spirited election debate between Emmanuel and Izaac, a suggestion for a new title for the winner, how computers can improve the existing system, "Freedom Downtime" is one syllable away from a final version, a listener writes in debating the theory of evolution, listeners join in the debate.
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Nov 21, 2000 2600
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Both Izaac and Lazlow return from Las Vegas, some interesting experiences when their 2600 affiliation is revealed at Comdex, Emmanuel and Izaac share observations of a recent trip to Tennessee and the Phreaknic conference, the sad state of radio in the South, observations on the continuing election crisis spark a spirited debate, Emmanuel brings back assorted items from a Nashville Christian store, Emmanuel gets Caller ID from Germany, Andy Mueller-Maguhn from the Chaos Computer Club talks...
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Nov 14, 2000 2600
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Izaac calls in from Las Vegas and the Comdex convention, apologies for the last minute cancellation of last week's show, reflections on the continuing election crisis, Emmanuel appeals to the UN for help, a potential security hole involving absentee ballots and postmarks, some dirt on the Florida Secretary of State, the future of electronic balloting, what it was like having George W. Bush as president-elect for a few minutes, results from the 2600 presidential election poll, some thoughts on...
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Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Oct 31, 2000 2600
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A Halloween contest, the DMCA gains even more power as it becomes illegal to even write a program like DeCSS, a recording of the confrontation between Jack Valenti and Emmanuel, the fallacy of the MPAA argument, WIPO makes a ruling concerning misspelled names, General Motors threatens 2600 over a critical domain name, the touch tone fee is finally voted out in New Jersey, Verizon tries to double New Jersey phone rates, ominous legislation from Europe, the legality of port scanning, the...
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Oct 24, 2000 2600
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Emmanuel is stuck in Mets traffic during the Subway Series, leftover H2K material is offered, Lazlow details the massive ownership of radio stations by Clearchannel and Infinity, an excerpt from Jello Biafra's keynote address at H2K, Phiber appears out of nowhere, Emmanuel describes a Ralph Nader rally at Madison Square Garden and a midnight march to the post office by over a thousand people that went completely unreported in the mainstream media, a call to challenge commercial radio licenses,...
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Oct 10, 2000 2600
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Corporate rip-offs are the theme. Examples include Cisco and Microsoft not paying a penny of federal income tax, AT&T wanting to charge a commission for sales on its broadband network, phone companies that sneak fees into low long distance rates, Verizon charging customers rent on long obsolete equipment, the recording industry wanting to collect fees for Internet broadcasting without benefiting musicians. Ralph Nader to appear at Madison Square Garden, New York Senate candidates Rick Lazio...
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Oct 3, 2000 2600
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Emmanuel confronts Jack Valenti in person at a debate in Boston, another Ralph Nader rally draws more than 10,000 with virtually no media coverage, the Napster trial begins, a new website focuses on greedy TV stations, the 2600 website is taken down by Verizon for five days, Guinness threatens 2600 with legal action for its www.guinessrecords.com parody site, the Nader campaign is sued by Mastercard for a parody ad, Harper's reprints some of the Valenti deposition.
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Sep 26, 2000 2600
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Technical difficulties, the Rebel ban is extended, a ban on driving with cell phones is considered in Suffolk County, a juvenile is sent to prison for hacking NASA, Emmanuel explains why he hacked into NASA in the early 80s, how the media blacked out a massive political rally for Ralph Nader, Emmanuel calls for licenses of radio and TV stations to be challenged, Mike from Columbia tells how students in New York are being denied the right to vote, comments on the elections in Yugoslavia, some...
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Sep 19, 2000 2600
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The theme music is missing as Emmanuel is delayed getting into the station, the RSA patent is set to expire, problems with PGP, the DeCSS song is banned from mp3.com for "offensive lyrics," Emmanuel imposes a three month moratorium on calls from Rebel, a new warning from CERT, the National Association of Broadcasters meets in the Bay Area, a debate on the upcoming presidential debates, a call to the Commission on Presidential Debates and Anheuser-Busch, the FCC mandates copy control...
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Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Sep 12, 2000 2600
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A song featuring the DeCSS code is featured, a spoken word version is also available, increasing reports of DVDs that don't permit viewers to skip advertisements and FBI warnings, Verizon backs down from its lawsuit threat against 2600, Phiber gives an update on @stake and HNN retracts part of its story, a critique of a letter that criticizes 2600 in the DVD case, Izaac debates with a Columbia student over the corporatization of college campuses, a look at the threat of electronic textbooks,...
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Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Sep 5, 2000 2600
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Massive UN events in New York this week, Emmanuel reports on Toorcon and the second showing of "Freedom Downtime," more thoughts on the DeCSS case decision, Emmanuel and Izaac debate what is wrong with the United Nations, abuses of WIPO, Radio Shack's Cuecat causes controversy with reverse engineering, Phiber Optik explains the story behind his not being hired at @stake, revisionism at Hacker News Network, how Black Hat and Defcon contribute to this attitude, Kevin Mitnick gives his...
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Aug 29, 2000 2600
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Emmanuel makes another visit to Philadelphia and has a baffling experience in the subway, how MSNBC is deceiving the public with viewership statistics, a USA Today article focuses on 2600's response to the ban on linking to DeCSS, Time/Warner's CNN links to DeCSS for a brief period, how the Verizon strike helped the company, Madonna goes to WIPO to claim madonna.com, a DeCSS art contest is announced, Emmanuel calls AT&T operators to prove the insanity of payphone rates, "Freedom...
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Aug 22, 2000 2600
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The decision comes in on the DeCSS case and 2600 loses, how 2600 responds to a surprising order to remove all links to DeCSS, what points the judge missed as well as the nasty comments, Bernie S. and Alex discuss how books of the future will be restricted electronically, the DVD version of "The Sixth Sense" reportedly prevents people from skipping over the advertisements, how the media has distorted the story, 2600 isn't found liable for the huge legal fees of the MPAA but will be...
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Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Aug 15, 2000 2600
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Reports from Los Angeles at the Democratic National Convention seem to indicate a continuation of the disturbing events in Philadelphia, an update on ShapeShifter as he is released from prison, a front page story on his situation appears in Sunday's Philadelphia Inquirer, the advantage of keeping in touch with good reporters, an appeal for cable TV and satellite subscribers to get the new Free Speech network, the lack of diversity in the broadcast world, Bernie S. has a humorous encounter with...
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Aug 8, 2000 2600
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The aftermath of the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia hits close to home as 2600's layout artist, ShapeShifter, is arrested and held on half a million dollars bail while walking down a street talking on a cell phone. A description of the many developments that took place in the past week including the criminalization of cell phones, mass arrests, abuses in prison, and various hearings in court, as well as recent abuses by the police in Philadelphia. Bernie S. reports live from the...
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Aug 1, 2000 2600
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The official campaign to introduce Verizon begins, Emmanuel and Bernie attempt to connect to a Bell Atlantic operator, Napster is almost shut down by a court order, WIPO rules against Sting in a case of alleged cybersquatting, Emmanuel gets in the middle of a demonstration at the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia, readings from a sensitive document on possible trouble at the convention issued by FEMA, a reference to a mysterious federal act known as Operation Garden Plot, a list of...
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Jul 25, 2000 2600
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The trial comes to an end and the waiting begins for a decision, Patrick and Robin from EFF describe the final day's events, Emmanuel describes what it was like to testify, the significance of the many spectators who came to the trial, Dave Touretzky of Carnegie Mellon University describes the testimony he gave which seemed to open the judge's eyes, Ed Hernstadt describes some of the legal tactics of the case, Matt Pavlovich tells what it was like being a witness, Wendy Seltzer of the OpenLaw...
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Jul 18, 2000 2600
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More people attend the show than ever before, a review of the many events of H2K, Andy from CCC compares H2K to the Chaos Communication Congress, Jon Johansen tells the story of what happened to him in Norway as a result of his involvement in the DeCSS case, Emmanuel's deposition is set to be posted on the net at last, Bernie S. makes a rare appearance in the studio, Zap and Crypt offer a British perspective on the political flavor of H2K, Autojack talks about the premiere of "Freedom...
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Jul 11, 2000 2600
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The pre-H2K show brings a large number of guests to the studio. Emmanuel, Cheshire Catalyst, Ross, Izaac, Mojo, Macki, Porkchop, Shana, Sirsyko, Chris, and Bernie S. preview the conference, Bell Atlantic in danger of fouling up H2K's T1 connection, problems with authentication and Internet registrars, the FBI is linked to a controversial program called Carnivore that intercepts private email, a preview of the retro-computing panel, Kevin Mitnick gives an update on his thwarted attempt to attend...
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Jul 4, 2000 2600
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Mayhem in the streets outside WBAI as a fireworks celebration gets underway, a tribute to WBAI's film critic - Paul Wunder - who passed away the previous week, an update on Emmanuel's battle with AT&T, hackers are said to endanger astronauts and NASA quickly denies the report, Izaac is mysteriously missing, a listener calls in with some inside information about Verizon, a preview of what's being planned for H2K, trouble with the live streaming.
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Jun 27, 2000 2600
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Emmanuel describes what the first day of his deposition was like, Michael Eisner of Disney is scheduled to be deposed and the trial is set to begin on July 17, Emmanuel tells what it's like to see the MPAA lawyers, Kevin Mitnick tells the story of his latest appearance in court to try and clarify the conditions of his supervised release, why Kevin isn't being allowed to succeed, how this goes beyond what supervised release is.
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Jun 20, 2000 2600
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A recording of Jack Valenti repeatedly saying he doesn't know and isn't aware as the transcript of his deposition is released, serious questions are raised as Valenti reveals that he doesn't even know who the defendant is after he had supposedly released statements with Emmanuel's name in them, Emmanuel is scheduled to be deposed in a week, a good response to the new MP3 format, Courtney Love publishes a piece on salon.com attacking the music industry and redefining piracy, Emmanuel uses...
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Jun 13, 2000 2600
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Emmanuel is scheduled for a deposition in front of the MPAA lawyers, the preliminary list of speakers for H2K is released, theory as to how the stenography machine works, more pre-registrants for H2K than for the other two HOPE conferences combined, a new email "virus" is sent out with 2600's web address, the LOVE Bug case is dropped in the Philippines, a visit to the show's IRC channel at irc.2600.net, archived shows will soon be available in MP3 format which will allow people to...
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Jun 6, 2000 2600
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Emmanuel barely makes it to the show, a court hearing is held in the MPAA case to decide whether depositions can be made public, Declan McCullagh and John Young report on the day's decision which results in the Jack Valenti deposition being made public against the wishes of the MPAA, Emmanuel calls the MPAA Anti-Piracy Hotline and gets a directory of all employee names, the MPAA's definition of a video piracy lab, a ruling on cybersquatting involving Julia Roberts, listeners offer differing...
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
May 30, 2000 2600
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Alex gives an update on verizoneatspoop.com, Emmanuel tries to find out who has 1-800-VERIZON as well as the 888 and 877 versions but runs into trouble with the Z key, an analysis of remarks by Edgar Bronfman of Seagrams/Universal about intellectual property rights and the evils of anonymity, a debate on the merits of Napster, Izaac tells of a new proposal that would allow federal authorities to enter a house without a warrant, complaints from a new Verizon customer, new legislation seeks to...
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
May 23, 2000 2600
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The theme is missing as the CD player malfunctions at the beginning of a three hour fundraiser, Lazlow tells of the commercial radio experience, the new Jello Biafra CD recorded at the WTO protest is featured with 2600 hertz tones replacing all the four-letter words, why commercial radio would never air something like this, preparations for H2K continue, Emmanuel misses the Hamvention in Dayton, an update on the film which will debut at the conference, the truth about the corporate nature of...
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
May 9, 2000 2600
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The show is preempted next week but a three hour fundraising program is scheduled for the week after, the first show that both Kevin Mitnick and Bernie S. appear on although they do not break the law by talking to each other, Bernie reports an ominous potential change in federal sentencing guidelines, a "60 Minutes" report airs on California's three strikes law that is sending people to prison for life for nonviolent offenses, Verizon threatens 2600 with a lawsuit for registering...
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
May 2, 2000 2600
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Limp Bizkit is featured as promised, Metallica identifies over 300,000 fans who have downloaded their music without paying, Linux user groups participate in a joint demonstration against the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Time Warner and Disney nearly go to war, Jello Biafra is announced as the keynote speaker for H2K, Emmanuel to appear on the front page of the Village Voice, Emmanuel accidentally hacks into a voice mail box on the air, Clinton allows consumer GPS to be enhanced, Alex...
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Apr 25, 2000 2600
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The anti-MPAA shirts come out, the MPAA accuses hackers of taking down its website, Mafiaboy is tracked down in Montreal and blamed for the denial of service attacks in February, interesting IRC logs are released by 2600 that cast doubt on the validity of the Mafiaboy story, Michael Eisner of Disney addresses the DeCSS issue in a company memo, some harsh words for Thomas Edison, a study shows record sales have increased despite MP3s and Napster, Limp Bizkit comes out in support of Napster,...
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Apr 18, 2000 2600
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The links remain up, an update on the Secret Service interest in Bernie S., Emmanuel realizes that nobody knows the name of the Secretary of the Treasury, a recap of the IMF protest in Washington DC, how 600 people were tricked into getting arrested, the frustration of streets in Washington, Emmanuel accidentally finds the MPAA building on I Street, microbroadcasting is on the verge of being stopped by Congress, a staggering increase in wireless data is predicted, Metallica takes Napster and...
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Apr 11, 2000 2600
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The MPAA tries to get links on the 2600 site outlawed, why this move is ultimately flawed, some of the comments filed regarding the Digital Millennium Copyright Act appear on the net, Jack Valenti and the MPAA hurl personal attacks at Emmanuel, Emmanuel's phone turns itself on, Sprint PCS invades the privacy of its customers by sending phone numbers to websites, some of the real issues in the MPAA case, a critique of the MPAA FAQ on "hyperlinking," the new issue of 2600 is released...
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Apr 4, 2000 2600
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The 516 area code is officially split, Bell Atlantic announces a new name after the merger with GTE is completed: Verizon, a look at some of the sites that have and haven't been reserved by Verizon, reply comments concerning the Digital Millennium Copyright Act are published on the net, Shana talks about her published comment, Bernie S. votes in the primary, a summary of the I-CON convention, how the MPAA lawsuit is adversely affecting 2600 and the unfairness of individuals being targeted, why...
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Mar 28, 2000 2600
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Some dead air, thoughts go out to Errol Maitland - a WBAI reporter who was put in the hospital by New York City police, Emmanuel demonstrates his new Omnipoint phone, a new lawsuit threat against 2600 by NBC, an update on the DeCSS case, Bernie S. gives an update on Xail and the "Wagon Train" program, restrictions include not being allowed to read books and magazines, corporate prisons found to have tortured juveniles, a review of "Takedown" from France, Macki confronts John...
Topics: 2600, Off The Hook, WBAI, 2600
Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Mar 21, 2000 2600
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The theme malfunctions, a bizarre tale seems to be unfolding in Philadelphia as the Secret Service once again targets Bernie S., Izaac debates the wisdom of Bernie's actions, Macki gives an update on the week's legal developments which includes the hiring of renowned lawyer Martin Garbus to defend 2600 in the DeCSS case, Mattel sues people for decrypting Cyberpatrol and showing people the many sites that are being wrongfully blocked, brand new "Stop The MPAA" and "H2K"...
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Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Mar 14, 2000 2600
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Kevin Mitnick to appear next week instead, "cybercrime" is added to the dictionary, a new government site on electronic crimes opens with a plagiarized privacy statement, a quiz on which governmental agencies handle which crimes, the first Internet related insider trading case, the battle against anonymity on the net, a brokerage firm retracts an accusation of a "hacker attack," a hacker named Coolio is targeted by the authorities solely because of his name, the Secret...
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Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Mar 7, 2000 2600
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Kevin Mitnick testifies before a Senate subcommittee, Emmanuel describes what it's like behind the scenes in Congress, a Court TV appearance allows Kevin to be in New York and attend the 2600 meeting there, Bernie S. testifies at a hearing in Philadelphia to challenge laws prohibiting convicted felons from voting and explains the loophole he has been using over the past few years, Izaac debates the issue of race, Emmanuel manages to get the bills from AT&T to stop but has long distance...
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Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Feb 29, 2000 2600
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Bernie S. tries to infiltrate a Secret Service security briefing on the upcoming Republican Party convention in Philadelphia live on the air, a disappointing piece about Echelon on "60 Minutes," Kevin Mitnick is scheduled to testify in front of a Senate subcommittee on Thursday, more anti-hacker rhetoric from the administration, a look at some testimony about hackers on Capitol Hill, problems related to today's unusual date, a resolution to the 2600 DSL problem and a similar tale of...
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Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Feb 22, 2000 2600
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Emmanuel tries to analyze a phone problem connecting to Bernie S., a rash of frustrating problems involving DSL connectivity, more media coverage of evil hackers, how Bell Atlantic completely screwed up an installation, new legislation that changes the rules of agreeing to a software license, the Leonardo Network is told to stop using their own name, Emmanuel finally gets a collection notice for his unpaid AT&T invoice, a demonstration of how AT&T rips customers off which winds up...
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Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Feb 15, 2000 2600
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The theme gets garbled, an analysis of the Denial of Service attacks and the ignorance the media has shown in blaming the whole mess on hackers, parallels to the DeCSS case, Kevin Mitnick media appearances, Northwest Airlines has the homes of its employees raided and their computers searched for email related to an illegal sickout, federal judges who seem to have lost their minds, President Clinton is the victim of an impostor on a cnn.com web chat, an interview with Christopher Petro (the...
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Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Feb 8, 2000 2600
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A momentous show as Kevin Mitnick is interviewed live for the first time anywhere, ominous news from the FSB in Russia, Emmanuel is hit by a parking injustice, the latest on the DVD lawsuit and comments from Linus Torvalds, hackers are blamed for the latest Yahoo outage, Kevin gives his impressions of the Yahoo incident, how the New York Times and John Markoff spread false stories about Kevin, the Netcom credit card incident, the cellular fraud aspect of the Mitnick case, why he wanted a copy...
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Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Feb 1, 2000 2600
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A combination of technical blunders, the first show in three weeks with a great deal of ground to cover, a report on the release of Kevin Mitnick on January 21, the weirdness of Lompoc, what it was like to visit Kevin on his last day of prison, Bernie S. discusses what it's really like inside, Kevin to do his first live interview on next week's show, Macki describes how 2600 people wound up ushering the press around Lompoc on the day of Kevin's release, the difficulty of finding a place to read...
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Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Jan 11, 2000 2600
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The last show until February, nine days until Kevin Mitnick's release, an upcoming piece on Mitnick to air on "60 Minutes," a new phone system at the prison that has some scary features, a story about a "hacker" who captured thousands of credit card numbers, a recruitment drive for hackers by the government, Pacific Bell has a major system compromise, an alternative method of making prison calls, Emmanuel continues his battle with AT&T, a discrepancy in AT&T's...
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Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Jan 4, 2000 2600
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The aftermath of Y2K, Emmanuel berates Izaac because nothing seemed to have happened, Cheerios introduces Millenios with predictions for the future, Bernie S. has a banking misadventure on New Year's Eve, a rundown of the various Y2K snafus that took place from the Risks Digest, Emmanuel relates the adventure of New Year's Eve in Times Square, a case of computer mischief makes headlines in Germany, Xail is sentenced to a year of "Visionquest Wagon Train," Kevin Mitnick's prison term...
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Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
2000 2600
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This was a two hour Saturday morning fill-in on New Year's Day, 2000. Emmanuel goes into detail on what is wrong with wishing people a Happy New Millennium, a full accounting of the various Y2K non-events, Emmanuel and friends manage to sneak into the very front of the Times Square celebrations, Izaac argues about the potential for terrorism, Emmanuel and Macki reveal their secrets for gaining access to a restricted area, talk of oppressive security measures that may not be removed after New...
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Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Dec 28, 1999 2600
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The last show of the year and the last show before Y2K, a disclosure of who the Y2K theme is performed by, the anticipation of a terrorist attack on Times Square, Emmanuel tries to get Izaac to predict disaster on New Year's, a cartoon from Canada features a 2600 meeting, an official Y2K song, 2600 is threatened with a lawsuit along with many others by the DVD Copy Control Association, Tom Vogt and Matthew Pavlovich tell their stories as codefendants in the lawsuit, an appeal to mirror files on...
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Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Dec 21, 1999 2600
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Technical problems cause a delay in the theme, only ten days to go until 2000, why this isn't the end of the century, the Federal Reserve doesn't raise interest rates because of Y2K, preparations for the date change from governments to rebel groups, a Y2K memo at a local university is good for a laugh, how hackers are already being blamed for anything that may go wrong, a plea from the White House for hackers to show restraint, legislation is introduced to prohibit payphones from existing near...
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Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Dec 14, 1999 2600
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Emmanuel refuses to pay an AT&T bill for no service and is tricked into paperless billing on another line, a call to AT&T to try and clear up the mess, Sprint PCS apparently charges customers for failing to connect to the web browser on their phones, E-Z Pass makes access to information harder for their customers, Emmanuel gets a class settlement from NYNEX for screwing up Caller ID Blocking, the absurdity of a form required to visit Kevin Mitnick, a prison newsletter spotlights...
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Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Dec 7, 1999 2600
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A lawsuit is filed against NSA by EPIC concerning monitoring U.S. citizens, more Y2K hysteria, the Kyl bill is introduced which calls for suspending net access in certain cases as if it were a privilege, an overview of last week's coverage of the Seattle riots including a 15 minute sound collage of pieces obtained over the Internet containing some very dramatic firsthand accounts (listen for the sound of an NGO representative being grabbed by the police while he's explaining things to a small...
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Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Nov 30, 1999 2600
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At literally the very last minute, the regularly scheduled edition of "Off The Hook" was thrown into disarray by massive civil unrest in Seattle during the meeting of the World Trade Organization. Reporter Amy Goodman phones in live from the streets of Seattle and describes the rapidly deteriorating situation as tear gas and rubber bullets are fired by the police. While this is not a show related to the usual subject matter, much of the material is riveting, as Amy is seriously...
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Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Nov 23, 1999 2600
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More listener outrage at the MTV special, Emmanuel tries to get Izaac to call the MTV show garbage, more info on EAS and how it can be used to suppress freedom of speech, Bernie expresses unease at the idea of black boxes for cars, an update on Emmanuel's DSL saga, a warning about Bell Atlantic's supposed relaxation of the data surcharge over ISDN, listener feedback on the "Takedown" movie, a hacker named Zyklon is sentenced to more than a year in prison and a $40,000 fine simply for...
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Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Nov 16, 1999 2600
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Chinese "hacker" sent to prison, January 21 is proclaimed as Hacker Liberation Day, Seraf analyzes the White House's stand on encryption, a Canadian intelligence agency has an embarrassing breach, how things have changed since "Off The Hook" began, Emmanuel gets DSL and discovers that access to the router is restricted, Patrice offers a Dutch perspective, a preview of what may happen when Y2K hits, a review of "Takedown" after it plays at a Chicago film festival, a...
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Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Nov 9, 1999 2600
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Microsoft suffers a setback in the courts, a clarification on when 2600 meetings occur, MTV is reported to have a low power radio station in New York City, Xail explains the conditions and technology of his ankle bracelet which monitors his whereabouts, what happens when the unit makes a call, Carnegie Mellon allegedly tries to hack into student machines, a caller has a microchip imbedded in his skin, Emmanuel gets a new Sprint PCS phone that can browse the web and generates an RSA key on the...
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Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Nov 2, 1999 2600
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On Election Day, Emmanuel expresses marvel on the mechanical voting machines, a severe windstorm outside the studio causes havoc, a test of the new 631 area code for the 2600 office, a "hacker" attacks weather sirens and Kentucky officials attempt to figure it out, the ominous features of the Emergency Alert System, private medical records found in a dumpster, an Omnipoint customer service number that hangs up on rotary callers, Emmanuel has a frustrating experience trying to buy a...
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Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Oct 26, 1999 2600
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An intense critique of the recent MTV feature on hackers, how the producers seemed to have the story written in advance, the complete lack of any mention of Kevin Mitnick, how the entire hacker community was hurt by the program, letters from the public on the MTV show, a listener reveals that his remarks were completely taken out of context.
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Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Oct 5, 1999 2600
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Emmanuel challenges Izaac to name the new New York City area code (347), testing numbers in the new area code, MCI announces that it will buy Sprint, a new Giuliani website goes online to tackle the New York City museum controversy, excerpts from Kevin Mitnick's mail, prosecutor David Schindler announces a career change, a security hole in the new Sam Donaldson website, talk of expanding the 2600 meetings to every mall in America, yet another radio merger, talk of another Dictaphone system, an...
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Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Sep 28, 1999 2600
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The only news outlet to cover last week's scandal is ZDTV, the hospital system is tracked down and identified as one made by Dictaphone, an Intuit security hole, Emmanuel registers a whole series of domain names using four-letter words through a new registrar, Emmanuel and Izaac debate monopolies, a caller has an interesting perspective on the New York City mosquito crisis, a caller is "pulled back" to AT&T after not paying a bill, rumors of a merger between Sprint and MCI,...
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Off The Hook (2600 Magazine)
Sep 21, 1999 2600
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NSI sends predictable passwords out in cleartext and allows anyone to login as anyone else without a password, highlights of some of the email that was world readable, a major scandal is revealed as Emmanuel demonstrates a hospital dictation system with no passwords that allows anyone to hear private information on patients through a toll-free number, a challenge to the mass media to actually cover this story, information on name.space, how the phone companies rip people off on local payphone...
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